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post #7261 of 10634
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Originally Posted by Larry Kenney View Post

Antennaweb only shows 7 analog stations, no digital stations, and it doesn't show many of the stations I know they receive, so I don't know how reliable that is.

I'll tell them to try the antenna when they get their TV and see what they get. If they don't have very good luck pulling in the digitals, then they can get cable.

Larry,

I've heard a few times that people on the fringes find antennaweb to be on the conservative side and often successfully get more channels so they should definitly give it a shot.
post #7262 of 10634
Bob Yankowitz,

It's now the middle of December, the original targeted time for Jeopardy in HD. Is there any update when it will happen?

TIA

SMK
post #7263 of 10634
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Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post

Bob Yankowitz,

It's now the middle of December, the original targeted time for Jeopardy in HD. Is there any update when it will happen?

TIA

SMK

Target dates are made to be broken!

Actually, we have just completed (this week) installing the new video server that feeds all programs and commercials to WBZ, WSBK and WLWC. However, some of the HD components have been delayed in delivery, so we are backed up a bit until they arrive.

Let's say sometime in 2007 would be a good new target. I'll let you know.
post #7264 of 10634
Too bad about the delays, but thanks for the update.

SMK
post #7265 of 10634
What is going on with the PATS game, where is the HD Feed

- Rich
post #7266 of 10634
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Originally Posted by RichB View Post

What is going on with the PATS game, where is the HD Feed

- Rich

yes .. very lame .. what the hell is going on
post #7267 of 10634
Same on DirecTV with the MPEG4 feed.
post #7268 of 10634
CBS is not producing the Patriots game in HD.
post #7269 of 10634
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Originally Posted by jaydee353 View Post

CBS is not producing the Patriots game in HD.

CBS @^%#!($%!!!! If you don't want to do it right, why not give the coverage to FOX?

- Rich
post #7270 of 10634
The day I have some folks over to see the Pats in HD and it's in SD!!!
Who do I complain to??

-t
post #7271 of 10634
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Originally Posted by teknoguy View Post

The day I have some folks over to see the Pats in HD and it's in SD!!!
Who do I complain to??

-t

The host, for not checking to make sure the game was in the HD.
post #7272 of 10634
Who checks anymore, I can't remember the last time a Pats game wasn't in HD. I've been watching them in HD for years, but the days of non HD games seems to slip my memory...? I USED to check, like 3+ years ago, but when was the last SD Pats game?

bummer.
post #7273 of 10634
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Originally Posted by TomM View Post

Who checks anymore, I can't remember the last time a Pats game wasn't in HD. I've been watching them in HD for years, but the days of non HD games seems to slip my memory...? I USED to check, like 3+ years ago, but when was the last SD Pats game?

bummer.

I am pretty sure it was a game @ Arizona, it was't last year so 2004.
post #7274 of 10634
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Originally Posted by jaydee353 View Post

I am pretty sure it was a game @ Arizona, it was't last year so 2004.

Hmm, that sounds about right.
To be honest, I assumed it was based on the equipment at the stadium, and NE had all HD hardware, guess not.

I guess we're spoiled, I work with a bunch of Bills fans, they seem to never have the HD feed. Maybe this was the last SD feed we'll see here? Barring someone forgetting to switch on the right feed, like used to happen regularly back in the day.
post #7275 of 10634
CBS only does 3 games. Today's game was crew #4.
post #7276 of 10634
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Originally Posted by TomM View Post

Hmm, that sounds about right.
To be honest, I assumed it was based on the equipment at the stadium, and NE had all HD hardware, guess not.

I guess we're spoiled, I work with a bunch of Bills fans, they seem to never have the HD feed. Maybe this was the last SD feed we'll see here? Barring someone forgetting to switch on the right feed, like used to happen regularly back in the day.

CBS already announced the Jacksonville game to be in HD. But, especially if the Pats win next week, I wouldn't count on the Tennessee game being HD. The Pats today paid the price for their lackluster performances of late by getting SD and the #4 announcing crew. Even today's game wasn't all that impressive against a pathetic Houston team.
post #7277 of 10634
Mr. Yankowitz, has there been any progress on the investigation into the captioning problem on WSBK-DT?
post #7278 of 10634
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Originally Posted by Tempus View Post

Mr. Yankowitz, has there been any progress on the investigation into the captioning problem on WSBK-DT?

No results yet, but to be honest, we've been tied up completely with our video server replacement project for the past few months.

Keep bugging me; I'll feel guilty and get back to it.
post #7279 of 10634
Anyone know why a bunch of WGBH shows are showing that they are in HD but are comming up in SD? 2-1 has a kids show, it's a big, big world right now that I know is in HD but they are broadcasting in SD.

Also, Niagra on 44-2 says HD but is in SD? Great performances did not say HD, but why the heck isn't it? That James Taylor tribute screamed HD!!!!

Thanks, Jim.
post #7280 of 10634
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Originally Posted by Tempus View Post

Mr. Yankowitz, has there been any progress on the investigation into the captioning problem on WSBK-DT?

It took a multi-national effort, but I think we've finally licked it (that's actually only a slight exaggeration).

Have a look and let me know if you can now see the captions on your set.
post #7281 of 10634
Bob Y., Now that you solved a major problem (CC on TV38), how about taking care of a small problem...a local HD newscast. Boston is the only Top 10 DMA without a local HD newscast (not necessarily a fact, but a theory of mine). It's about time, isn't it? Just put a little extra makeup on Jack Williams to cover the old wrinkles.
post #7282 of 10634
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Originally Posted by Benji View Post

Bob Y., Now that you solved a major problem (CC on TV38), how about taking care of a small problem...a local HD newscast. Boston is the only Top 10 DMA without a local HD newscast (not necessarily a fact, but a theory of mine). It's about time, isn't it? Just put a little extra makeup on Jack Williams to cover the old wrinkles.

As long as we don't have to see your face in HD on the news I am all for it.

I believe channel 5 is going HD this Spring if I remember correctly
post #7283 of 10634
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Originally Posted by steverobertson View Post

As long as we don't have to see your face in HD on the news I am all for it.

I believe channel 5 is going HD this Spring if I remember correctly

I could go for Shiba Russell in HD!
post #7284 of 10634
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Originally Posted by Benji View Post

I could go for Shiba Russell in HD!

I bet you could. I suspect once one starts doing HD the others will follow not to far down the road I know I will switch to ever has HD news. I wish Fox 25 would do theirs in HD as well
post #7285 of 10634
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Originally Posted by Benji View Post

Bob Y., Now that you solved a major problem (CC on TV38), how about taking care of a small problem...a local HD newscast. Boston is the only Top 10 DMA without a local HD newscast (not necessarily a fact, but a theory of mine). It's about time, isn't it? Just put a little extra makeup on Jack Williams to cover the old wrinkles.

A little extra makeup and about $6 million for the equipment. Petty cash!
post #7286 of 10634
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Originally Posted by RYankowitz View Post

A little extra makeup and about $6 million for the equipment. Petty cash!

$6 million IS petty cash to CBS, Inc., isn't it?
post #7287 of 10634
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Originally Posted by Benji View Post

$6 million IS petty cash to CBS, Inc., isn't it?

To CBS perhaps, but probably not for the local affiliate.
post #7288 of 10634
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

To CBS perhaps, but probably not for the local affiliate.

Maybe not even CBS, I suppose, since CBS is still too cheap to do all its NFL games in HD yet.
post #7289 of 10634
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Originally Posted by marty1 View Post

Anyone know why a bunch of WGBH shows are showing that they are in HD but are comming up in SD? 2-1 has a kids show, it's a big, big world right now that I know is in HD but they are broadcasting in SD.

Thanks, Jim.

I thought someone who is more expert than I would answer the question, but I guess not. I believe c hannel 2-1 is the equipment to transmit in SD only and is on a certain frequency. Channel 2-2 is the WGBH HD channel and broadcasts at another frequency us HD transmitters. The sister station channel 44 I know nothing about, but judging by the answer to the HD news question. The cost of HD transmitting equipment must be quite high and will take many more days of fundraising for the PBS channels. I'm happy to be watching the Nashville Symphony in HD on 2-2 as I type this note. Also on 2-2 the sound is in 5.1 while it is only in 2 on 2-1. The show is being transmitted on both channels.
post #7290 of 10634
Actually, 2-1 and 2-2 transmit on the same frequency (the allocation formerly known as UHF Channel 19?), and are just different program streams in the aggregate transport stream. 2-1 just happens to be the SD sub-channel, whereas 2-2 is the HD sub-channel. I think that by GBH's choice, -1 will always be SD.
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